F will take a soother, but in the car he often spits it out and I can't reach from my seat to put it back in! When it was just DD I would sometimes sit in the back seat so I could calm her down, but now with 2 kids it's not an option.
F still spends a lot of time in the carrier. Yesterday he napped for over 2 hours in one at the pool while DD and DH swam. He goes to sleep almost instantly in it. I find it a lot quicker than rocking him and patting him to sleep in his bassinet.
Oh, and about the exercises... lol. Not one of the fun side effects of pregnancy. I haven't noticed it much yet but before I was pregnant with Frankie I took PJ to a trampoline place and noticed major leakage. They even had a sign in the women's bathroom saying you could request a "comfort kit" at the front desk which was basically a depends pad, so I guess it is a common problem.
My cousin actually is a PT who specializes in recovery from childbirth and pelvic floor stuff. She has some online videos and DVDs with her approach to strengthening the pelvic floor. http://www.juliewiebept.com/ She showed me some stuff once a few years ago (well, actually, she was showing my sister who had given birth) but basically she thinks just doing Kegels isn't enough; you should activate the whole pelvic floor and core in order to strengthen everything and avoid leaking.
I keep thinking I will get back in shape now that we've completed our family, but it is so hard to fit it in still! There's a mom's group that meets up in my neighborhood a couple of times a week. They work out at a local park and it is free, and you bring your kids and they play while the moms work out. But I'm not sure how I'd work that with Frankie as he wouldn't be happy hanging out alone in his stroller while I worked out. I need a babywearing fitness class.
This is honestly the first time the leaking has been a major problem for me. It has always been able to stay away after a months. This time it seems I leak every time I sneeze or cough or jump or move too fast, even laugh too hard if my bladder isn't completely empty. I am working on my kegels when I remember (not as often as I should I am sure ). I will however check out that video P posted. I have heard about the physical therapy for the pelvic floor muscles but it is quiet expensive here unless you have the right extra insurance.
As for the FB group if we are all friends we can just do a group messenger chat and it is better than making posts. I have done this with another group of momma's from here. I like it better than the group. It is up to all of you. You can add me Sacha Claude. D is my profile pic.
OH my ladies D actually rolled over yesterday. From his back to stomach. He was in a weird mood too yesterday. He needed to be entertained, but didn't like to be entertained either. So weird.
I am so frustrated with my weight loss lately. It stubbornly has been hovering around 138-140 for weeks now. I don't want to start lowering my calories too much as I know that can really affect your milk. I guess I just really need to be conscious of what it is I am eating (no two bite brownies that my mother brought for the boys , or other crap like that.). I am planning on making some quinoa salads this week to try out so I can have something else to eat while camping this summer. If I do the hotdog and hamburger diet my kids will be on it will make me sick. So hopefully it will be enough that I will break this stupid mark and start moving down again. I am planning on walking a lot too. I have been up to 12km (that was a bit much), but doing 6km more daily. Guess I need to pick up some speed.
I can't wait till E is able to play interact more. We have laughing and giggles often and that's good fun. He's just starting to interact with the toys on his play mat.
He's been hungry again today. Drinking every two hours. Wonder in if he's having yet another growth spurt. Can't keep up with him.
I've still got my kangaroo pouch as I call it. I'm just 5lbs heavier than I was before falling pregnant but can't seem to shift the wobbly tummy. I went onto YouTube and found a post surgery safe workout. So will try that. I'm back into my old clothes but want my flat tummy back. So much I can't wear as it would just draw attention to it.
D always eats with in 2 hours. Not longer until night time. There are many times that he even eats less than that. He is a cluster feeder before a 2hour nap, or bedtime at night. You just get used to it I think. I have not ever found it hard with how often he eats. Hard part was the pain, and supply, and reflux. To be honest I don't ever watch the clock.
With J he would go through growth spurts that he ended up feeding every 30 min for almost a week. That was hard.
I've stopped watching the clock with Frankie too--just feed him whenever he seems hungry. Overall though I think he has started spacing out his feeds a bit.
I'm 5 pounds lighter than my pre-baby weight, but still 7 pounds or so more than the lowest point I reached while nursing DD. I seem to be hungry a lot and can't stop eating! I made some salads this week, too, but still have been snacking like crazy. Oh well. I did go to Costco this week and bought a bunch of fruit and veggies and healthy high protein snacks. I'd LOVE to be at 138 though! That's, like, the lowest weight I've ever been at as an adult, and that's with exercising 7 days a week and following a very restricted diet in my 20s.
Way to go D, rolling over! That's early, isn't it? Frankie was rolling from his back to his side today and then getting stuck and wiggling. I think he's trying to figure it out.
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